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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XL. NO. 222.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY' JULY 13, 18U2.
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The London g
STATE IN CONTROL.
Pennsylvania Takes Charge of
GTJN8 WITH THE LAW BEHIND THEM
Displace the Winchesters or the Mill
Men and the Sheriff at Lait la the
Diggest Man In the llalllwlrk -The
Proposed Reception hy the Strikers
Misses Connection llecause Gen. Snow
dp n Emphatically Declines Lawful
Order Kstahlished for a Time Irlck
tiivea Kvldence Hefore the Congress
men Union Mill Men l'ut in an Ulti
matum. Homestead, Pa., July is. Law and or
der lms been once more established in
Homestead. It is martial law, and Major
General Snowden is dictator. He lias
assumed complete control of affairs, and
as be told the committee of the Amalga
mated association and the citizens delega
tion in the afternoon, he does not want the
co-operation of anybody. The Carnegie
company, if it can gel them, may put as
many non-union men to work as it pleases,
and beyond the occassional beating of
some unfortunate "scab' who may stray
in the domain of the old hands there will
be no trouble. But if signs do not fail life
will be made miserable for them as soon
as the troops withdraw. That is the present
and probable future situation. The
lncked-out men will mob any non-union
men brought here just as soon as they can
do so with impunity.
The People llil Not sleep Well.
Expectation of the arrival of the troops
caused many in Homestead to pass a
sleepless night. The ghost of insomnia
walked through the town, and when day
light came again the hysterical people
thankfully left their houses and tilled the
streets. Information as to the arrival of
the troops was not obtainable. Humors
of arrivals at a dozen different points sent
people scampering in the direction indi
cated, but in each instance they were dis
appointed. Major General Snowden had
decided to keep all information to him
self. Which accounts for the erroneous
report in these dispatches yesterday that
the troops arrived at daybreak.
Here t'ome the Sobers."
Hut it was not until after 9 a. m. yester
day that a boy rushed down the main
street shouting: "Here comes the sogers!"
And here they came, sure enough. The
people dropped everything and ran toward
the hills near the Carnegie works. Women
and children liew to doorways and looked
with frightened glances up and down the
streets. Up the big hill overlooking the
town and adjacent to the Carnegie plant
the militiamen toiled in the broiling sun
to the places assigned them. Regiment
after regiment marched into the borough,
bands playing ami ilags flying. But there
was no cheering. Lines of pickets guarded
the approaches to the mills. A provost
guard took possession of the borough itself.
The pickets of the workingmen had disap
peared and law and order reigned.
The Reception Fell Through.
There were no Homestead brass band
and workmen's lodges arrayed in gala
dress to meet the troops, for the reason
that the advisory committee had called on
General Snowden at Hrinton Monday
night and been told by him that he want
ed no such demonstration. He would
give no information at to what time the
troops would arrive, and sent the commit
tee home iu a decidedly unpleasant
humor. Some of the mill men were dis
appointed; many were not. The feeling
against state interference which had been
allayed temporarily by the mass meeting
broke forth again. Young men were par
ticularly earnest in their expressions of
gladness that they had not been called on to
welcome the new rulers at Homestead.
Hut they did not give loud expression to
Plan of the Military Occupation.
The main body of troops took position
on the hill south of the Carnegie work.
Two regiments were sent to the bluff across
the river, where also is stationed Battery
H in a position to command both the mills
and the town. Other regiments are sta
tioned in towns near within easy striking
distance should they be called upon. Pick
ets were thrown out, sentinels posted
and the regular military routine at once
established, while the mill men's pickets
retired. Some of the mill men objected
to being stopped by guards on the roads
leading to the Carnegie mills. It was
the countyJoad, they said, and no damned
soldiers could block it. Their friends
drew them away and a disturbance was
MILITIAMEN AND STRIKERS.
They Hoth "Load Bp" and Fraternise
Passes were issued to the militiamen
with very little discretion as to numbers,
and within an hour of their arrival at the
camping ground the streets of Homestead
were filled with a dusty, tired lot of sol
diers. They mingled with the locked-out
Carnegie mill men and drowned all differ
ences in beer at the many saloons which
were wide open. When it is remembered
that 4,000 steel workers alone are idle, and
that workmen who sympathize with them
have been pouring into town, and that
over 1,000 militiamen were permitted to
mingle with those men in the streets and
saloons of the town, some idea of the con
dition of affairs may he obtained.
Came Near Being a Fracas.
Numbers of militiamen were under
the influence of liquor by noon and Bouie
of the strikers kept them company. The
militiamen became quite boisterous and
rows with strikers were narrowly averted.
One man iu the uniform of the state, after
drinking freely, expressed himself in un
complimentary terms in regard to the
strikers. Two men made a break for him
but a number of militia men closed in
around him and he made a hurried return
The Man Who Was "Plugged."
While the troops were n. arching into
camp there were few remarks made by
the mill men. Some, however, were not
complimentary. As one regiment was
marching to camp a man in the crowd
made a sneering reference to its members.
"They are all boys," he said. "I know
they are boys,, sajd a fellow-townsman.
"but one ot em plugged a bullet into me
during the coke strike, and I respect their
ability to do their duty." The sentiment
of the man who was plugged was the senti
ment of the multitude, and that senti
ment will prevail while (ieneral Snowden
and Sheriff McCleary are dictators of
Snubbed by tien. Snowden.
One of the most interesting incidents of
the day was the interview between Gen
eral Snowden and Hugh O'Dounell, at the
head of a committee sent to ask the gen
eral to appoint a time for a reception to
le tendered him, at which time he would
lie asked to permit the workmen and
bands to pass in review before him. The
general was told thai the people of Home
stead tendered their support to the state
to preserve the peace, and desired an op
portunity to show their gratitude at the
presence of the soldiers. Snowden told
the committee that receptions ami reviews
Was not his business here; that if they
wanted to assist him they could do it best I
by staying off the streets and attend ing to
their own business; that he did not rec- j
ognixe the A. A. I. S. W.
O'Dounell ami the Sheriff.
He doted by referring the committee to
Sheriff McCleary, saying that the only
reason he was here was because the Home
stead people had refused to submit to the
law, and then O'Donnell appealed to the
sheriff to say whether this was true. The
sheriff had a lively recollection of how he
had been required to get a pass before he
was permitted to go into the mills and
leen accompanied there by a"body guard"
of strikers; also how when his deputies
had demanded admittance to the mills
they had been refused and later escorted
out of town. He promptly replied that
O'Donnell was mistaken and instanced
these facts. O'Donnell said that the A.
A. 1. S. YV. was not respousible, but was
evidently discoucerted by the sheriff's
Snowden Takes a Hand Again.
The sheriff added that he did not know
about the A. A. I. S. W , but the people of
Homestead were certainly responsible.
Then General Snowden said: "You people
have created disorder here which the
sheriff cannot control. The governor has
sent the state troops here to do so, and I
will tell you frankly that every effort will
be employed to accomplish that end. I
want no assistance from either the Amal
gamated association or the citizens beyond
an obedience to the law, which I shall en
force to the lK'st of my power. I believe
there is nothing more to say. The sheriff
is in charge here and his orders will pre
vail, (ioo.l morning."
Strikers Families Destitute.
Men, women and children are starving
iu Homestead as a result of the lockout.
All of them are Hungarians. Not so thrif
ty as their fellow workmen of other na
tionalities they paid little attention to the
warnings of a rainy day until too late.
The wages paid Hungarians are not prince
ly; their weekly stipends were eaten away
in t he purchase of the necessities of life.
When the lock-out began the great
majority of them found themselves with
out means of subsistence while it took
little time to make the saving of the few
thrifty ones disappear.
Well Housed. Bat Without Food.
Most of the Hungarians have habita
tions in houses built by the Carnegie com
pany near the idle mill. They are well
housed, but food is not to be had. The
refusal of the leaders to accept outside
contributions of money to carry on the
light practically makes the condition of
the hungry Huns hopeless
FRICK BEFORE THE STATESMEN.
The Congressional Inquirers Begin Their
Work at Pittsburg,
PrrrSBUBG, July 13. The congressional
committee was prompt in getting down
to work last night. At the hour set 7::S0
Judge Oates, chairman of the Committee,
swore the tirst witness, H. C. r rick. The
number present was not very large. The
general Officers and attorneys of the Car
negie Steel company, limited, were pres
ent. The workingmen Were represented
by President William Weihe, President
elect Garland, ex-Vice President Roberta
and David Lynch, all of the Amalgam
ated association, and a few others. Prick,
after stating his name, residence and occu
pation, gave the names of those com
posing the Carnegie Steel company, limit
ed. He then named and located the mills,
etc., in which the company was interested
and the number of men employed at each
plant, making a total of 15,000 y.sOO ol
whom were employed at Homestead.
Barnlnga of the Homestead Men.
Prick then rend a long report to show
the earning capacity of the company's em
ployes, particularly iu the "119-inch plate
mill. Iu May the highest paid was $37y
for twenty-two days' work; the lowest 14
cents per hour. The wages paid were
based ou the provisions of the Amalga
mated association scale of July, ljjstf.
Frick handed to the committee a copy of
the Amalgamated scale, and attempted to
enlighten the committee on the workings
of a "sliding scale," which to them was a
veritable Chinese puzzle. To illustrate
Frick cited a special case showing what
wages would lie under both the old and
proposed scales, and explained how each
department would be affected.
Employment of the I'inkertons.
Frick then touched upou the decline in
the price of products. Making a compari
between issti and ltSft! prices he said that
over production and not tariff was the
cause for the continuous decline in urices
From this he passed to a detailed state
ment of causes leading to the employment
oi tne w I'inkerton men. The Pinker
tons were employed and all the arrange
ments pertaining to them were completed
oetween June 20 ana July 2. The corres
pondence between Frick and Robert H
Piukertou was introduced. At this junc
ture Frick read a copy of the letter which
he had written to Sheriff McCleary. call
ing upon him to protect the company's
property at Homestead.
Why Kngaged So Karly.
Boatuer asked why the services of the
fmkertons were sought before it beuttue
apparent that the sheriff had exhausted
bis resource. Frick replied by citing the
disarming and routing of UN I'inkerton
men at the company's Dequesne works
three years ago. Frick was satisfied that
the sheriff was willing and anxious to
secure the requisite number of men to
protect the Homestead works. He was
also satisfied that the sheriff would not be
able to do so. Frick then said the port-
Holes in tot fence around the Homestead
works were principally for "lookouts" to
see what was voiug oo outeida
Hau the SJOSUI or the Sheriff.
In answer to a question Frick described
the route travelled by the I'inkertons ua
til they reached Homestead, iiealso stated
that he rttti-ed to send the Pinkertons to
Homestead without the consent of the
sheriff. The sheriff sent his chief deputy
to Bellevnv, where the I'inkertons em
barked. This deputy accompanied the
I'inkertons to their destination. Frick
knew only from hearsay what became of
the I'inkertons- arms, etc. The testimony
closed for the day.
Flank Movement on Carnegie.
I'lTTSBi liu, July 13 A largely attended
meeting of men employed In Carnegie's
upper and lower Union mills was held
yesterday afternoon which resulted, after
a protracted session, in a unanimous de
cision to notify the management of those
concerns that unless negotiations looking
to a settlement of the trouble at Homestead
were opened by Thursday of this week
the men in all departments would walk
out at the conclusion of the work of the
lay turn on that day. The management
of the two mills was duly notified later.
Neither Frick nor Love joy would say any
thing about trie masses.
King Has Very Active If I
Mkmpmis, July IS. The King case took
another sensational turn yesterday. The
friends of David H. Posten, the murdered
man. have prepared a petition to Governor
Buchanan, n nich is being circulated for
signatures, requesting the governor not to
interfere and to allow the death sentence
to le executed. The peliliou is being
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chioaoo, .luly 12.
Following were the uuotations oo the
board of trade today: WbHt-July, opened
m; closed 7Vsc: Septemlier, opened j T6Hc,
closed 75c; December, opened 7 closed
Tsc. Corn- July, opened tsLjc closed 48'mc;
.September, opened trie, closed 7tc; October,
opened fTMct closed IT.-. Oats-July, opened
2ic, closed .y-n ; August, opened 3 , closed
ttfic; September'.opened 30c, closed a94e. pork
July, opened Jll --U,, closed ill.uTty; Septem
ber, opened 11.97)4, dosed ILL life; Jan
uary, opened I13.3U, closed flMk, Lard
July, opened i. 17s. closed j7..'fe
Live stock I'n. at the 1'uion Stock
yards tod at ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active on packing and shipping account, and
fee. in; rather Arm; i ri. e- 5f&10c higher;
sale, ranged at fi.sYlQft.73 pigs, $aua
6.0U light, f Y'i0tf,Y To rough packing, J.VUl
SJH mixed, ant t.75jp&tKI heavy packing and
Cattle -Market fairly aot've on local and
shipping account; prices steady; quotations
rimge.1 at$ftjn9&.7tl choice to extra shipping
steers. $4.7"4v. n go 1 to choice do. ft si,
4. 'a fair to go ,d, f3.7SfcL30 common to medi
um do, 3.aO&LlU butchers' steers, $2 usf
3.7H sto kers, f2.aiJpiXS Tela, steers. fksssf)
a.!"! feeders, CL7S&M cows, $2.0n&1.7j huit,
awl JK-'. 30(3,4 .75 veal calves.
Sheep-Market fairly active and prices 5
lac higher; quotations range t at 44. ISijift.) per
100 lbs) western. $i.;t'fei; 2. natives, $.i.7u.j.U0
Texas and JS.'ioi.im laiubs.
iTo.luce; Butter- Kancv wmraiar "nr.-
dairies, fancy, fresh, I Alt 17c Kicgs 1& ner
loz, loss off. live poultry He-is, 12c per' lb:
spring chickens, I7cj roosters. 6c; spring
ducks, 1 QUfec; turkeys, mixed. 31M I'o
tatoe. Hui banks. 40c i r hri: Hebron., .ilka
Sic; Tenne,,e, Koee, J2.;i5a2 jo uer bhi.
fStrawlierries-Michigao. fl.25ifti.7a i-er 18-ot
case. Basnberriea Red. LftjeCOU iu.r-2i.nt-
Mack, perfL7il:-tjt; S2.L5 l-ut case. H.ackber-ries-i.ili
i.'lnj per-'4-ut cast.
Nkw Voiia. July 12.
Wheat No. - re.I winter n.l ks..- ji
KSUjc; August, S rh.; September, Slfftc. Corn
-No. m:,-l . ;ih 5V: Jlll. .",1, Vnim,t
9fc; Septemb r. SBIfe. Oats Weak; So.
mixed cash, Ke Unsettle.! and low-
r; 76l(,'iVc in car lots. Uarley -Unchanged,
'ork-Steady; old ma., 1L75 12.72 Lard
I early; August, ;7 .42; September, 7.52.
LiVe Stock: ('attle bTa tr.i.lor in lu.v.
dressed beef, at tadyi native rides.?V.&8K nee
111. Sh, L'll MI.ll Ijltolrt. Mlirlat -1..UT- hten
$5.73 per 1CJ lbs; iambs, $1.307.75. 1I i;b
.Market wi ah; live nogs o. lotgaJM par I'M lbs.
The l.oeui Markets.
Rye 7" .-,;. .
Bran -"-oc per cwt,
Ships'ntI f 1.00 per rwt
llav Tlniotbv. J11&13: prairie. 1'ia.ll: clover
S-.a,l"; baled.SH 00.
Bitter Falrto choice, L'c: creamery, 2534c
Em Fred., lie: packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. HKrtlJU: turkevs. t2U
ducks, ISJbC; geese, 10c.
Kilt IT AMI VEO STABLES.
Apples tS. JNaSi.75 perbbl.
Potatoe s 'iV
Cattle Butchers pay for ecrn fed steers
J4!(44slc; cows and ucifet, WtL-ic; calves
I Mots 4C.
Bbeep 4S5C. o.
Hard 7 50f 75.
Soft 2 I0I&2 30.
Common boards $16.
loist Scantling and timber, lito 16 feet, $13.
Everv additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles , . 75.
Lath ft 50.
Fenclrc lito lfcet fl8.
ock boards, rough f 16.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
Judge for yourself.
in Cans. At your Grocer's